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Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra – 22 April 1616 NS) was a Spanish writer widely regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language and one of the world's pre-eminent novelists. He is best known for his novel Don Quixote, a work often cited as both the first modern novel and one of the pinnacles of world literature... Read More

BornMiguel de Cervantes
29 September 1547 (assumed)
Alcalá de Henares, Crown of Castile
Died22 April 1616 (aged 68)
Madrid, Crown of Castile
OccupationSoldier, tax collector, accountant, purchasing agent for Navy
(writing was an avocation which did not produce much income)


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